Nine-year-old V. Rajesh, who was attacked by unidentified persons four days ago at Neredmet, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday at Gandhi Hospital while his parents stuck to their allegation that it was ‘human sacrifice.'

Tension prevailed when the boy's parents took his body to a building under construction in Vinayaknagar and sought to bury him there. They demanded the police to arrest the building owner, Suvarna and her son, Shiva, accusing them of ‘sacrificing' the boy to the new building.

The Alwal ACP, P. Santosh Kumar, pacified them assuring action against the culprits.

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